Pipe Bombs Found In Growhouse Bust
They found what they were looking for, but they also found more than 30 improvised explosive devices (IED's) and 40 guns, including rifles, shotguns and handguns.
Authorities confirmed one man has been arrested. Jail records indicate Timothy Treffinger is now in custody.
The search of Treffinger's Archer home was conducted Monday around 4pm. The bomb squad didn't begin detonating the explosives until Tuesday.
"I have to locate the devices, and then carry them out in a container," said J.J Moran, with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. "And, I'm gonna take probably 2 or 3 at a time, and place them in the holes with the rest of the team to render them safe."
Because the IED's are all homemade, Moran said he didn't know what to expect while detonating them.
"I don't know anything about the guy that built them so its kind of scary sometimes," said Moran. "Sometimes you say some prayers when you're in there."
Joanne Crews, Treffinger's neighbor, hasn't had much contact with him in the past, but she's still shocked.
"We don't have a lot of contact with some of the neighbors so I guess it is like I said very concerning," said Crews. "You don't know who you can trust and that makes me concerned."
More than 10 of the IED's have been safely detonated by police, but they are still in the process of detonating the rest of the bombs.
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